Happy Birthday Bryan Bickell

By Keith Schultz

Feb 25, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell (29) shoots the puck against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Happy 27th Birthday to Bryan Bickell,

Bickell has made a very big impact this season after a sophomore slump season last year. After scoring 17 goals in his rookie season, Bickell only scored 9 goals last year in 71 games with a -3 rating. Bickell after finding himself riding the pine found some life to his game in the playoffs and it has carried over this season, in only 25 games Bickell has 6 goals and 9 assists which is good news for Bickell’s agent since Bickell is in the last year of his contract.

Bickell is by far the greatest value on the roster this year, and the Hawks are going to need his good play the rest of the season. Bickell’s play earned him a shot at the 2nd line spot for the injured Patrick Sharp. Bickell looked lost at times but still found a way to put a puck in the net during last night’s 6-2 loss. Bickell also is the team leader in hits which was the biggest element of his game that was missing last season.

Happy Birthday and Keep hitting and scoring it’s the fact that all the Hawks on the roster play their role that they have started out so hot this year.

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